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Dieting - Muscle Growth/Fat Gain?

Does dieting prime muscle growth or fat gain more?

Some say it primes muscle for growth while others say your body will respond to starvation by making fat first.

does the length of the diet and overfeeding matter?

What types of muscle/fat gains have you made following a reduced calorie diet of any length?

any replys appreciated

Most peolple say that you can make great gains coming off of a diet. i think if you eat clean and slowly incorporate more calories you’ll gain more muscle than fat.

aAlso from personal experience i have made great gains with with maybe a 3-4% increase in bodyfat when coming off of a diet.